The NGOs Refugee Group (NRG) Coordinator (Chief of Party) Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Danish Refugee Council 

Position Title: The NGOs Refugee Group (NRG) Coordinator (Chief of Party)

About the job

The NRG Coordinator coordinates the action of the NRG and is represents the NRG in all inter-agency and governmental planning mechanisms related to humanitarian and development planning for refugees, and the operationalization of the Refugee Act and the Shirika Plan. He/she reports to the Steering Committee of the NRG, which oversees the NRG’s work, closely coordinates with him/her on key activities and holds him/her accountable. Key areas of focus are: Coordinating the technical, strategic and advocacy activities of the NRG in close collaboration with the steering committee and Representing the NRG externally and putting forward its opinions and propositions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of and in close coordination with the NRG Steering Committee, the NRG Coordinator oversees:

Representation, Advocacy and Communication

  • Representing the best interests of the NRG and its members externally at key stakeholder meetings, including with the UN and the Government of Kenya
  • Ensuring that all relevant parties are kept informed of NRG activities
  • Working towards NRG representation on all key panels and consultative bodies related to policies and funding related to refugees & asylum seekers in Kenya.
  • Regularly engaging with and meet key stakeholders within the Government of Kenya, including DRS.
  • Developing active networking and partnership building with refugee-led organizations.
  • Facilitating the development of NRG governance and strategy documents, including an advocacy strategy
  • Networking and conducting outreach to key stakeholders to the benefits of the NRG
  • Ensuring increased NRG member engagement through increased consultation with members and representing their perspectives in stakeholder meetings
  • Supporting the production of advocacy and communications products, including authoring briefings, letters and talking points ahead of key advocacy moments.
  • Supporting the development of common positioning on key policy, operational and funding issues, through providing members with the most updated information gathered from meetings with various stakeholders, sectors and working groups.
  • Liaising with Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) to align the advocacy of the NRG with their ongoing work.
  • Briefing the NRG on progress in relation to advocacy topics on at least a monthly basis. Convening additional meetings of interested members of the NRWG on specific advocacy topics as appropriate.
  • Establish a criteria of membership to the group for civil society organizations including Refugee Led Organizations.

Internal Coordination

  • Scheduling and facilitating NRG general meetings and sub-working group meetings.
  • In coordination with the Steering Committee, streamlining communication and ensuring that key documents, minutes etc. are shared with the NRG membership as appropriate.
  • Providing an accessible first point of contact for general inquiries regarding the NRWG and its work.
  • Maintaining membership lists and databases.
  • Advising the Steering committee on Membership issues and other matters regarding the structure of the NRG.
  • Preparing a workplan to be approved by Steering committee.
  • Implementing of the workplan and agreeing on modifications with the Steering committee

How to apply

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Please remember to upload both a letter of application and your CV and do not attach any written recommendations. Submit your application and CV in English no later than 4 December, 2023